Personnel includes: Krishna Das (vocals, ektar, harmonium, keyboards, cymbals); Diana Rogers (vocals); Baba Jubu Smith (guitar); Jai Uttal (banjo, dotar, harmonium, keyboards, bass, shaker, background vocals); Charlie Burnham (violin, mandolin, tambourine); Shirley Metzier (violin); Dan Reiter (cello); Big Mo (bass); Phil Hollenbeck (dholak, pakawa, cymbals); Jim Wilson, Jim "Davey Puja" Wilson (programming); Uma Friedland, T. Mills (back ground vocals).
Producers include: Krishna Das Kagel, Jai Uttal, Jim Wilson.
Recorded at Spark Studios, Oakland, California. Includes liner notes by Krishna Das.
Liner Note Author: Jeremy Frindel.
Photographers: Liam Maloney; Bala Ram Das; Rameshwar Das; Kailas.
Hardcore followers of Indian religious philosophy may find much to recommend in these modernizations of traditional Bhakti Yoga chants. But the yogi rock created by Das, along with Jai Uttal and Jim Wilson, may strike nonbelievers as too guileless to survive the electrification process. Ethnic Indian experimentation with external forms is one thing, since it usually redistributes the weight of sufficient cultural baggage to yield interesting results. But this disc begins with a feeling of second-handedness and from there borrows yet again, leaving the listener decidedly shortchanged. ~ Bob Tarte